Construction students taken into industry

Recently BSc (Hons) Construction Management students at NTU went on a trip to WACO UK Ltd to learn about how large construction firms function in the working world.

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Recently BSc (Hons) Construction Management students at NTU went on a trip to WACO UK Ltd to learn about how large construction firms function in the working world. The trip included a tour of the facilities which showed modular building of current working projects. These included a full modular house, student accommodation pods, and a completed Timpson modular building. The tour also allowed the students to observe the materials used and how the buildings are constructed and ask questions as they walked around the factories.

BSc (Hons) Construction Management student Katy Hicks said, "WACO was a great insight into the future of construction. I gained a lot of knowledge about prefabricated buildings and the uses of them in industry. It was good to see how they organise the programme of work and to find out about the costings behind this technology."

During the trip, the students learnt interesting facts about the construction industry and how it can relate to all kinds of structures from prisons to cargo holds. Construction lecturer Aimie Rimmington described the visit as "being an interactive empirical approach to learning." Aimie went on to say that " the visit was both educational and interesting."

BSc (Hons) Construction Management student Amy Hughes said, "I thought WACO was a fantastic opportunity that gave a real insight into the future of construction. It's hard to believe the techniques used when learning from a textbook but the staff at WACO organised the trip to completely benefit us. The distance from NTU was the only disadvantage for me, otherwise I would consider WACO as a placement year option."

Construction students taken into industry

Published on 5 February 2015
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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